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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Seed balls are a technique for planting stuff without planting it.  Just assemble the seeds in a ball of compost and clay and chuck them into places where you want plants to show up.  The compost brings fertility to the process.  The clay holds the ball together and gives the seeds something to germinate in once there is water present.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements is to make at least 4 lbs of seed balls/bombs:
      o at least an inch in diameter
      o can either be used immediately or quickly dried for storage (before the seeds germinate)
      o at least six different species in each ball/bomb
          - possible species:
              o nettle
              o dandelion
              o maple
              o mulberry
              o apricots
              o apples
              o black locust

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of the seeds in your mixing container
 - A picture of the finished balls on a scale showing the weight
 - A listing of the seeds you used
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Ben Zumeta made a bajillion seed balls in this thread: Seed Balling
Staff note (Mike Jay):

I certify Ben completed this BB!

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